Wednesday, March 4, 2009

At attempt at a catch up

This is going to be a train wreck, so bear with me.

I know I've been a horrible blogger. I stick to my newest ideal that it is not my blog that dictates my life, but my life that dictates my blog. And lately, life has dictated that there is no time for the blog.

Friday, February 20, after a fun spa day at MOPS (where I won a free on-the-spot haircut -- whoo-hoo!!!), Seth and I headed north. After a quick stop in Louisville to drop off more loot to Daina and give her belly on last good luck pat (more about the twins' arrival later in this post), we made it to Lebanon to spend the evening with Jerry, Nikki, and Jackson. Jerry is a better parent (than I, not than Nikki); he took pics of the boys, I didn't. Sorry.

Saturday, we drove the final stretch in horrible Ohio weather. Snow, snow, and more snow. Ice, drifting, lots of accidents. A two-hour trip took five. Blah, blah, blah. I was never so happy to get out of the car in Toledo.

Sunday, church. So great to see our Westgate family and to spend some quality time with Dad.

Monday, lunch date/play date with Kristen/Emily and Stephanie/Aaron. Yummy food, happy babies, and the familiarity of friendships that just pick right back up where they left off. Good times.

Tuesday, lunch in Bellevue with my grandparents. More sweet memories. Jim arrived from TN after a day of business meetings. Daina announces the birth of her twins, Ari Zachary and Gregory Ethan. What joyous news!

Wednesday, lunch with my Westgate gals. So, so nice to see Lisa, Abby, and Andrea. Wish we had had more time together. Was supposed to meet Kelly for some Premier time. Thought it was Friday. Oops. Kelly, I promise, next time I'll get my calendar straight.

Thursday, um....Jim played hockey. I don't remember what Seth and I did.....Oh! Lunch at Jessi's with Sara and all the kids. We also got Seth's first haircut. Tear. Pictures to come.

Friday, Jim and I ran errands. Trip to the courthouse to get my birth certificate, oil changes, and Quizno's for lunch. Discover Itty Bitty likes BBQ chips. Jim hung out with Doug, Andy and Scott, and Seth and I went back to Sylvania to hang out with Dad.

Saturday, a quiet morning at home to play; lunch with our friends Chris and Majorie; a trip to Verizon; and back to the Gregory's for the annual get-together.

Sunday, early service at church and the LONGEST DRIVE HOME EVER. Seth was not a happy camper, and apparently, pregnancy also makes me car sick. Fun.

This week has already been a blur. I was supposed to go to Louisville to spend some time with Daina and the boys, but Itty Bitty isn't much liking the second trimester any more than the first, so I've been in PJs on the couch all week. Hopefully, I'll feel better by the weekend. It's supposed to be 74 on Saturday!

I do have pictures and videos to share. Be patient. Seth has been fighting naptimes, and my "morning" sickness peaks right about the time Jim gets home, so my blogging time is precious.

Thanks to the 4 faithful readers I still have after my hiatus. ;)


Katie said...

Sounds like you had a great time other than the long drive home

mandie lane said...

Woman, you're exhausting me with all that coming and going! I think you need some bonding time with the couch...and a bag of BBQ chips.

Mrs. Frogster said...

hey girl you have a lot on your plate right now and I totally understand! YOu just blog when you can and I'll be right here waiting to read it. :)

Life always should come before blogging - although it's easy to get it all out of perspective. I love that you mentioned that Itty Bitty likes BBQ chips - too funny!

Sara said...

Your trip up here sounds stressful! So sorry we didn't get to see each other, though. :( Next time! Take care of youself, lady! *hugs*

Kendra said...

I am still here sweet friend!! Missing you, but will patiently wait until life dictates some blogging time =)